Long Beach Warnings and Dangers

  • The kids are just playing close to the beach
    The kids are just playing close to the...
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    Idiots Abound so Keep Your Eyes Open for Them

    by glabah Written Sep 5, 2013
    Deep Tire Tracks and Fast Traffic are on Beaches

    People are allowed to drive on the beach at Long Beach, and a huge number of people take advantage of this policy every year.

    Many of them are quite reasonable in their use of the beach.

    Quite a number of others assume that just because there are people scattered all over the beach there shouldn't be any problem with them blasting along at considerable speed.

    Some years back, a huge flock of dunlin (winter beach shorebirds in this area) were run over, and those that looked at the tire tracks estimated that the person must have been driving well over 50 miles per hour (90 kph).

    Keep in mind that sometimes it isn't that easy to see through the fog that happens here, so these speeds can be a real hazard for those not driving on the beach.

    So, it is best to be very careful when walking on the beach here and never turn your back on those driving as a number of them don't pay attention to where they are going.

    The good news is that from April 15th to late August / Early September (Labor Day) there is an entire section of the beach that is closed to motor vehicles. This allows many to enjoy the beach without risk of being run over.

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    Watch children covering themselves in sand

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I heard from the Kite Festival that a child died because his siblings covered him in the sand and got suffocated. By the time the emergency people came in and tried to resuscitate the child, they have already lost him! This is such a tradegy for a nice occasion like this.

    Make sure that when the children are playing with the sand and try to cover themselves with sand, be sure to tell them that they can't cover their faces !

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    The current is strong!

    by joiwatani Updated Aug 30, 2008

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    The waves are high and the water is way too cold! The current is strong and there are warnings that says so. There is a lifeguard on motor vehicle touring along the beach but swimming in Long Beach is pretty much dangerous thing to do!

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    Keep a close watch to your children

    by joiwatani Written Aug 28, 2008

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    Children are usually attracted to the beach. And, if you allowed your children to play close to the water, make sure that you closely watch them. The waves are very strong and they could easily be pulled by the waves!

    There are warning signs close to the beach but some people ignore the warnings! The lifeguard on duty is in a vehicle and he tours along the beach. He is not a stationary lifeguard! So, when there is an emergency, it is highly probable that the Lifeguard will lose minutes in coming in rescuing you and your child!

    Just be careful and make sure that your children are forewarned and know the dangers of playing close to the waves!

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    Very Rough Seas! Signs along beach say Don't Enter

    by glabah Written Aug 31, 2007
    Pacific Ocean south of Long Beach: apparently safe

    All over the beach at Long Beach you will see signs warning of very rough water, and advising people not to go into the water. Unfortunately, the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula has water conditions that prevent people from going into the water. Strong currents here make it inadvisable.

    However, at other places along the coast in this area, such as at Cape Disappointment State Park (as seen in the photo) people do go into the water.

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    don't stop signs

    by shikokuzen Written Mar 12, 2006

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    DANGER.....DANGER....DANGER!!!!!!!!!!

    washington drivers are stupid....can't read!!!! if they can read they follow the directions....stop signs are meaningless....be very careful

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